7: Gullwing Doors
‘Back To The Future’ gave us the first glimpse of a mainstream car with Gullwing doors. Although this type of vehicle design has always been hailed as futuristic, Gullwing doors are just not a suitable option for everyday driving. These doors are more problematic than anything and tend to get in the way of a tall driver. Still, automakers tried the whole Gullwing thing for some time in the ’80s.
More recently, Tesla has attempted to bring Gullwing doors back into the mainstream. We’re not sure if this will be a short fad or something new again. Nevertheless, gullwing doors have been around since the ’80s and they didn’t catch on too well. It might just be too futuristic for what most drivers are looking for.